Having become tired of the 5S's absurdly small screen and general unresponsive animation heavy operation of iOS 7, I decided to try out a Note 3. After some debate, there wasn't really anything better out there. The LG G2 was a possibility but the build quality and rear buttons were just horrendous. The Moto X is a like a slightly larger iPhone 5S that doesn't really offer much benefit over it. So after a few days: - Touch Wiz is so horrible I had to Nova Launcher it back to stock JB look and feel. Widget Locker emulates some of the lock screen functionality of iOS. I needed a notification replacement via NiLS to get lock screen notifications. - I needed Lux so the system can do Auto Brightness right. - I needed Textra so I would kill myself looking at the built in text software - I needed DoubleTwist so I could have a decently functioning music player - Do Not Disturb ("Blocking Mode") isn't as well implemented. After like $25 later, I have the basic functions of iOS 7 down. Now, what I don't get with the Note 3 is: - Camera is significantly worse than the 5s. - iOS App quality (but everything I use is mostly there already, exception being some good games, I will have an iPad Mini 2 or iPad 5 for that). - Facetime, iMessage, iCloud, Find my Iphone etc - No Apple Care What the Note 3 does give me is: - Much faster operation (no more gratuitous laggy animations from iOS 7) - Much larger display (nearly twice the area?) - Notification light - Longer battery life In any case, I will be waiting for the iPhone 6 to give me at least a 5" display and the promise speed improvements (of which there is non tangibly going from the 5 to 5s).